The Black Code podcast looks at the experience of Black students at a PWI, primarily at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). The podcast is entirely self-produced, and I started this project after taking a podcasting class, taught by Alysia Steele.
Episode 1: Black Women at PWIs
This episode examines the role and experiences of Black women, both students and professionals, at a PWI. I talked to a graduate student and two professors.
Episode 2: Navigating the Two-ness
In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B Dubois wrote, “the negro is born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings.” How much of this is true today? To find out, I talked to a senior at Ole Miss to see what it’s like to go out in Oxford and navigating the “two-ness.”